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    April 8, 2010
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fnc and fbn. what if you don't get it? >> demand it! >> glenn: welcome to the "glenn beck program." tonight i want you to call everybody you know and you tell them turn this program on. you're going to get an hour tonight i don't think you will get anywhere else on television. and you would never get it on television if it wasn't for this network fox. a full hour. we're going to talk about god. faith. and what it takes to restore the country. don't miss a second. let's go! ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. i want to talk a little bit about restoring america. because that is the question. i've asked you this week does it matter if the president is surrounded by socialists and markists? yes. because that is not a resto restorati
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restoration. that is a rebuild. you want to rebuild america. great, we have a guy that wants to build it in a different way. but what if you want to restore america? well, if you have ever restored an old building and i have because i learned in connecticut. i learned the definition of the word "quaint" means crap. don't ever buy a house that's quaint. because you will have to strip it down. if you live in historic district, it's a pain in the neck, but when it's done, it's worth it. okay. so if we want to restore america, we have to what? we have to figure out how did it start? what did it look like? what was the foundation? well, the foundation of america was stone. strong, strength. make sure it stands. what is it? it's faith. truth is the other piece of it.
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that's the house. truth, hope. hope can only be had if there is truth. when you go to doctor and he says you have cancer. that's not hopeful. but better than going to a doctor when you have cancer and the doctor says don't worry about it, you have the sniffles. that's false hope. on faith, we build a house of hope, the truth. tell me the truth. and then, the best thing that americans have always done, we're the best in the world. charity. we shelter each other. we take care of each other. we provide the roof over each other's house, not because the government tells us to, but because it's who we are. we want to. we help neighbors out. so, if we're going to restore it, we need faith, hope, and charity. tonight, we're going to spend an hour talking about faith. because this has been so grossly distorted by
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progressives. most people will tell you now we're not a christian nation. we're judea christian. what? these people were da diests, atheists. if you want to restore the country, we have to look at the foundation, find out how we were built and repeat the process. we need to find the things that unite us. i don't care if you are a republican, democrat or independent. faith, hope and charity. that we can unite on. politics will divide us. i think it was abraham lincoln who said united we stand, divided we fall. we're on the verge of collapse. let's rebuild it. david barton, founder and president of wall builders, author of the original intent, the court, constitution and religion. david, man, i have to tell you. i read this how many years ago did this come out? >> gracious. a few years. >> glenn: ten at least. >> probably. >> glenn: i read it years ago
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and it is an honor to know you. it is. >> thank you, brother. >> glenn: you are part of our american revival, which we'll be out in phoenix this weekend doing. you do the first part on faith. we were out last week in orlando. i said to you, we have got to do this on television. >> yeah. >> glenn: most people, 8,000 people in the venue two weeks ago in orlando. >> packed house. >> glenn: packed house. and you could hear people going oh, my gosh, i didn't know that. >> yeah. >> glenn: take me through these two paintings. >> okay. >> glenn: this is american history. here you go, gang. this is the stuff you're never ever going to be taught in school. this is the constitution. this is the declaration of independence. which do you want to start with? >> start with the signers of the deck. that is a fun one. >> glenn: the premise here is -- remember, america, no, there is, nobody, they're not god-fearing people. we're not a country based in
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god or faith. no, no, no. no. where do we start? >> with the overall group. start with this book here. this came out of continue then t -- continue t continetal congress. first book printed in english and america. >> glenn: one of the first bibles printed in english and american. >> printed by the guys there. the congress printed the the bible. congressional documents say it's a neat addition of the holy scripture for use of our schools." >> glenn: what? >> unique addition for holy scripture for use of our schools." >> glenn: everyone says separation of church can and state. >> that's what they wanted. i think they mow what it is. >> glenn: how many are left? >> 22 left in private hands, that is one of the 22 there. >> glenn: let me start now.
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there is congress. get a big red marker here so people can see it. here is the, here is the continental congress and they are getting ready to sign the declaration of independence. >> richard henry lee, and he made the recommendation we separate from congress. it was cool. when he died and the papers were passed on to his grandson, his grandson printed the volume in two volumes and said isn't it cool we had so many christians together. look at the founders' writing and that's epitome of what christian patriot looked like. henry lee. >> glenn: let me ask you this. the left paints christians as hate mongers. these guys, george washington, george washington, i mean, he went, they were vigorous defenders of other faith. >> you bet. >> glenn: jewish religion of any other religion. right? >> they were. one thing you find is it's a trait they taught of christianity. it's not coercive.
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they said don't compare us to european christianity. we're not. you believe truth wins, you present the truth and that is fine. in the revolution, we had jewish and christian patriots and the jewish synagogue in 1654. they had no trouble with other religion but they didn't deny their own. >> glenn: ben franklin i think it was asked by yale, you know it better than me, asked by yale what is the definition of american, the american religion? he said there is a god. >> right. >> glenn: there is an afterlife. we will have to answer for our sins in the afterlife. >> right. >> the best way to serve god is serve other people. >> right. >> glenn: that is not hate mongering. >> not radical stuff at all. they set forth a model of cooperation. they're good on that. >> glenn: go to number two here. >> sam adams, sam adams the father of the american revolution. he was really known as outspoken christian guys.
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as the governor of massachusetts, he did seven of these. he called the state to prayer and not the squishy language. >> glenn: amazing. >> outspoken. >> glenn: you see here of the faith, hope charity posters. that is samuel adams, the first face is samuel adams. you read him, yeah. my gosh. >> yeah. >> glenn: you hear about separation of church and state. after the signing of the declaration of the independence and constitution, did not massachusetts have a state religion? >> nine of 13 had state religions. the federal government wasn't allowed to make a national religion for all denominati denominations like they had in england. >> glenn: this is like -- i brought this up because we talked on the radio today with healthcare. i don't have a problem with massachusetts wanting to do healthcare. you can brume bankrupt your sta all you want but don't force it on me. >> that is religion and why they limited the federal government.
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not the states. let people make choices. simple. sam adams. >> glenn: proclamation of day of prayer. >> by the way, he would often call the state to day of fasting humiliation and prayer. he was serious about praying. >> glenn: don't ask to be humbled or humiliation of god. he will give it to you. >> charles carroll right there. pull a letter from charles. he's here. this is a letter from charles carroll, the final surviving signer of the declaration, the last one to died and died at the age of 95. this is a letter he wrote at 89. declaration of his faith in god. very outspoken. this guy actually took and in doubt, the wealthiest man in america. he endowed permanently a chapel and preacher because he said in rural america we don't have churches. he took his wealth to endow chapel and preacher permanently. >> glenn: we bring this up, america, because you have to have the correct history here. this idea that the people
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were not men of faith is absolutely abhorreabhorrent. distortion of history. do you have the book, the modern day book of -- >> yeah. >> glenn: they were godless heathens. >> this one here. cornell professors. >> glenn: what is in the book? >> "goodless constitution." used across the nation in schools everywhere. a textbook that says we're a secular nation and what made us great for 200 years. >> glenn: scholarly book? >> well, allegedly. >> glenn: right. >> academics, ph.d.s who did it. university textbook. >> glenn: if you have read anything scholarly -- pick it up on three on oscar's camera. if you read anything scholarly, like read progressivism, history of modern liberalism, it's a nightmare and full of footnotes. there are no footnotes. >> they say at the end, their quote is we have dispensed what the usual scholarly apparatus of footnotes.
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trust us, we're ph.d.s and we know what we're talking about. none of the guys believed in god. >> you have the largest collection in private hands of american papers and documents prior to 1800. >> prior to 1812. >> glenn: prior to 1812. okay. continue to go here to number four. >> benjamin rush, one of the three most significant founders. john adams said when he died you had franklip and rush. we never heard of him today. benjamin rush, let me pull it here. he founded the first bible society in america. he did the first mass produced bible in america. he founded the sunday school movement in americamerica. [ loss of signal ] >> glenn: when did this go awry? >> right after world war ii. right after world war ii and we stopped teaching it in the
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textbook. today we have been taught the knot-head stuff from the professors and this is what we think truth is. here is truth. >> glenn: number five. >> steven hawkins. you can tell that he's a quaker, devout orthodox quaker, cool guy. outspoken in faith. wrote several religious treatis to show why we were separating from great britain and using scriptures to make the point. >> glenn: number six. this guy. >> he is a fun guy, robert treat payne, attorney general of massachusetts but a military chaplain. ordained minister. he taught in churches and he served in the military as a chaplain for the troops. >> glenn: how did we get to this point? look at this section. look at this section. look how many are deeply, deeply religious. how did we get to the point -- >> we know jefferson and f soss franklin.
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the least religious. >> glenn: and they weren't. >> they weren't. if you take jefferson and frank li link, there are no question they're more religious. >> glenn: they didn't -- correct me if i'm wrong. they didn't necessarily believe in the organized religion jammed down your throat. >> right. >> glenn: it was i got to baptize you in the name of jesus and no other truth. >> right. >> glenn: that's what they didn't belief. >> they were not secular or anti-god they were not even ath christi anti-christian. jefferson has 19,000 written letters. six letters he raises questions about the christian orthodox teachings. and everybody focuses on six, they don't touch the 16,000. that's how they make them look bad. >> glenn: this guy? >> james wilson who signed the declaration and constitution. one of six guys that signed both. >> glenn: a younger version of him. >> right. you can spot him in both signs because he is the only one wearing the glasses in the pictures.
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he has glasses. original supreme court justice. he started the first law school in america. the first law book ever used in law schools and he did this. >> glenn: any relationship to woodrow wilson? >> not at all. this guy, he tells students and it's in the book, you cannot have good civil law that excludes divine law. if you get scriptures from the civil law, you won't have good civil law. that's what he teaches in the course. >> glenn: isn't it duderonomy that is the most quoted? >> right. >> glenn: not lok, it's duderonomy. >> political science professors found if they looked at writing that were most used, 15,000 writings and found 3,154 quotes, the most quoted source was the bible. 34% of the quotes came from the bible. most quoted book is book of duderonomy. >> glenn: mosaic law. >> right. >> glenn: when we say we're judea-christian, it doesn't
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mean you go to this church or anything else. this is the law. >> right. >> glenn: this is the thing we bring up in the, on the american revival we're doing. where we talk about the faith. the ten commandments. america, who disagrees with the ten commandment commandme ? thou shall not kill? don't covet or have false idols. america worships ts the dollar or house or car or whatever the neighbor has. that is the problem. >> it's easier up until the last 20 years when the court got involved in this, easier to find ten commandments in government building than the church building. because we use it as basis of civil law and the western world. has been for 2,000 years. they definitely did it. >> glenn: this is francis tompkinson. designed the flag and one of the first federal judges. cool book of his here. he did this in 1767.
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first purely american hymn book and took bo book of psalms and put it to music. the book of psalms put to music. psalms 1:19 is long. it's 62 pages long in the hymn book. one hymn. 62 pages. >> glenn: these guys looking at this now, the guys would be deemed un-american. >> yeah. part of the radical religious extreme right, whatever the stuff is out there they call them. >> glenn: now this is john adams here, isn't it? >> john adams is a lot of fun. hbo did a -- >> glenn: he looks like it. >> right. hbo did a special on him and left out his faith. >> glenn: relationship to sam? >> cousin. distant cousin. this is the letter from john adams. this is the letter he wrote to benjamin rush, a good friend. this stuff here --
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>> glenn: wait. you have to tell this story from the beginning. we're rushing through stuff but tell this story from the beginning. john adams, thomas jefferson. >> benjamin rush. >> glenn: thomas jefferson and adams were friends at first. >> great friends. >> glenn: great friends. then they have so many disagreements they have a falling out. they can't speak to each other. he only becomes president because he says this guy is destroys him, correct? >> exactly. >> glenn: there is a tall falli out. wait until you hear the rest of the story and what is in the letter. that's next.
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>> glenn: america, you are never going to get -- thank god, fall to your knees, i mean this and thank god every day for the people of fox because they allow stuff like this on the air. believe me, they will have heat for it. it's an hour of faith. our founders. if you want to rebuild or restore, america, you have to know the truth of america. what are the building blocks? faith is the first one. faith, hope and charity. i want to show you what you are not learning in school. call and a friend and tell them. don't know if the show will ever be repeated. talking about thomas jefferson and john adams. we're with david bar ttobarton,
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the way, and benjamin rush who is here. told you before the break, this guy and this guy, good friends. this guy becomes president and he doesn't want to be president but he says he is destroying the republic. so he has to become the third president. they have a big falling out. benjamin rush in the middle of the night has a dream. >> right. >> glenn: he has a dream that he reads a book, see somebody carrying a book of letters between these two going back and forth. it's history. he says he writes to john and says these letters haven't been written yet. you are supposed to get back together. >> yeah. >> glenn: now we know that because that document has -- that letter has been out for a long time. >> right. >> glenn: what wasn't part of history was a letter that you found. >> right here. >> glenn: this is the response -- he had a dream.
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you two are supposed to get back together and write letters. i have the collection. >> what is cool is he also said by the way, in the history book, i saw you both died on the same day. 50th anniversary of the declaration of the independence, which they did, 17 years before it happened in the dream. >> glenn: unbelievable. so he says this, what history didn't know was what did he do about it or what did he say. you have the letter in front of you. this is from john adams to benjamin rush. >> benjamin rush told john i had a dream, it's strange, governmented gave me the dream and i think you need to know about it. in the letter john adams goes through and says well, i'm willing, but there is no conversation between me and jefferson right now. i'm willing. then this thing was the dream from god. this is john adams' quote. he talks to benjamin and says my friend, there is something very serious in this business. he said the holy ghost carries on the whole christian system and his troop. not a baptism, not a
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marriage, not a sacrament can be administered but by the holy god. goes through the theological thing and i think god gave me the dream. that's the letter that got them reconciled and they did end up writing volumes of letters back and forth to which we benefit today. >> glenn: david, let me ask you this. in all the stuff you've seen, because i think america -- i know i, i'm accused of a lot of things. of just enriching myself. i'm accused -- there is a lot of things. you've known me for what a month? >> yeah. >> glenn: you experienced things with me. there is a lot i don't want to do and i don't want to say. out of these guys, most of them were doing stuff they didn't want to do. >> right. exactly right. >> glenn: they were prompted by god. >> that's right. >> glenn: so these are people who were -- i mean when we say we pledge our fortunes, our lives -- our lives, fortunes and our sacred
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honor, with firm reliance on divine providence, that's what they were doing. >> seven of the guys never lived to see what they signed on the document. 17 of them lost everything they owned. the fortunes, the states, british destroyed them. four lost their wives. four of them lost their kids and five were prison of war. go through the list of what those guys went through to tell the stories of what they endured. it will make you cry. because you just don't see patriotism like that. >> glenn: we don't tell these stories. >> we don't -- we used to. every school kid used to know this stuff. >> glenn: i want to show america these things. tell me what this is. >> lives of the signers of the declaration of independence. it's a textbook. >> glenn: in the textbook we need to learn who all of these -- i can't get my fingers around it. i want to be careful, this is very old and i don't want to open it up. >> it has that picture. >> glenn: on the front. in school, you had to learn
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all the story. >> every one of the 56. >> glenn: in this book here is what? >> called the wives of the signers. >> this book was also a textbook? >> textbook and told about what happened to the wives of the guys. they made huge sacrifices and sacrifice was huge. >> glenn: male and female version. every school had that. >> typical textbook. common textbook. >> glenn: these are the reprints of this book. these are the reprints of the book. anything changed in this? >> no. exact reprint of what is there. >> glenn: available where? >> amazon or any other place. >> glenn: if you want to know what our kids used to be learning, it's this. special programming note. don't miss tomorrow night's show. we have taken an entire audience of people that they don't exist, young conservatives, at places like nyu and columbia and fortham here in new york.
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conservatives. we get their takes on the state of our country, hear their concerns for it. audience participation and the future of america tomorrow. there is a lot going on. take a look at this. >> can you guys teach something on the chalkboard somewhere jason here and connor here. go ahead. i'll have you -- look at this. they went to the green room and wrote it on the back of a plate. jason, you're up first. teach the lesson. i'm out of a job very soon. [ laughter ] connor? >> it's amazing. you learned about that in school? >> we did. actually my social studies teacher. >> your social studies teacher, give praise here. >> a very good social studies teacher. mr. mojer. >> glenn: if you teach this, i want to take the class. don't miss this. those guys were 15 and 16 years old. you don't want to miss this. tomorrow, you won't believe how bright our future is when you see how bright our young people are. i learned a lot from them.
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and i saw hope. tonight it's faith. tomorrow, it's hope. because the truth will be here. 5:00 p.m. set your dvrs now. more with david barton on faith and the history of our country and god next. úñçqç?p>p
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i touched the ball before it went out, coach. come on, alex, the ref did not call that! i touched, it's their ball. team! alex. alex, good call. i'm patti ann browne. president obama wants answers.
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he as issued an -- has issued an order to federal mine safety officials to report to him next week on the cause of the disaster in west virginia. and what actions could present similar tragedies in the future. the biggest nuclear arms pact in years was signed this afternoon by the president and russian president dmitry medvedev. it would cut the number of stra ttegic nuclear warhead by a third. we are learning the middle eastern diplomat that ignited a scare in the skies yesterday with a cigarette was travelling to the u.s. to visit a prison from al-qaeda. glenn beck in a moment, but first chris matthews previews special report. >> coming up, we will preview the big gathering of republicans in new orleans. the conservatives who don't fill out the census hurting themselves? join me at 6:00 eastern for "special report." now back to glenn beck. ♪ ♪
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>> glenn: hello, america. you know, my show is focussing on faith, hope and charity. those are the things that will unite us. those are the things we can all come together, i don't care if you are republican, democrat or independent. if you want to restore the country, look under george bush, i was saying the same stuff, man. we're in trouble! if you want to restore the country, you have to know what it was. where we came from. how they put it together. tonight, an hour of faith, david barton is here. david, you were actually on the texas school book board. and thank you for all of your hardwork. because it's amazing. you can hear scholars, but you don't need to hear the scholars. you have the books. >> yeah. >> glenn: you have the original writings. you have the largest collection of american documents and writings from 1812 and backwards. >> mm-hmm. we are --
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>> glenn: i want to spend some time here, because where everybody takes this apart and they say oh, they're diests. three of them. george washington, there is benjamin franklin and thomas jefferson. >> right. >> glenn: okay. so help me out on this. these are the most -- this is what everybody is saying. they're not religious at all. >> start with washington. washington is a really simple one to start with. when he died, the chaplain of congress did the first biography of him and collection of washington writing. he wrote to his family, particular lynel particularly nelly custus, the stepdaughter he adopted. we want to make sure, was washington really a christian? he went through a letter to describe what he did, prayer habits, scripture habits, how many churches he helped to start and what he did in churches. she said you might as well question his patriotism as question his christianity.
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and there was a new book on washington that said well, we don't think he had that much faith. he was a diests. then they quote the 1926 book -- >> glenn: how long on. slow down a bit. the progressive puts a book out that says here is new evidence, but -- >> he didn't -- >> glenn: not new evidence. >> this book here. he had not -- he didn't have a single footnote in the book. he said oh, no, washington really wasn't religious and made all the claims. >> glenn: so he says that, but then that book is discredited. >> the book is discredited the next year in 1927 with a scholarly book that came out and footnoted and said what you said last year, here is opposite proof of what you said. but they kept quoting the progressive revisionist book and that's where we are today. people think washington was not religious. >> glenn: here is the thing, america, progressives knew when they were with w woodrow wilson, all the guy, a nasty mess. they were trying to undo what the guys did. they were trying to undo the constitution, to make
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progress past that. i'm not saying they were evil or anything else. that's what they want to do. but america wouldn't let mem do -- wouldn't let them do it. why? because we used to talk about what the people did and we knew who they were, so the idea was we have to change history books and discredit the founders. if i'm not mistaken, the progressive period when they were old, white, rich, that's all they did. >> right. >> glenn: they were all -- not christian, they weren't good or anything else. >> right. >> glenn: so there you have washington. how about jefferson? >> jefferson is a lot of fun. this is one of his presidential documents, and in the document, he didn't like -- i can't say he didn't like. but he went further than what the other founders did. others signed the way it closes in article seven "year of our lord" and signed it. jefferson signed -- >> glenn: bring this in.
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oscar, i don't know if you can get it. this is fantastic. right here. can you bring it in farther than that? what does it say? >> in the year of our lord christ. that's the way jefferson signed documents. the other fun thing when his presidency of the united states december of 1800, he started church services in the capitol. the church he started in the capitol became the largest church in america. i have sermons preached in the capitol. jefferson thought he could help the worship service in the capital. he had the marine corps band play worship service in capit capitol. a cool place, the first woman to preach in the capitol, 1806, dorothy ripley, the first black to preach, huge black history stuff we don't talk about anymore with the guys. so much cool stuff at the church when jefferson started the capitol and he started a church in the war department and treasury department and at the knav navy yard.
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>> glenn: this is where they will attack this show. where everybody gets screwed up is they'll say there they go on the religious sever zealo. jefferson didn't care what church you attended. that was america. that needs to be america. go to church. worship god. follow the ten commandments. that's it. >> what was so cool about the church of the capitol the chaplains ran it but you had preachers from all denominations come in to preach. that's what made jefferson unusual. he was not denominational guy. transdenominational guy. >> glenn: one last guy and we have to take a break. help me with benjamin franklin. he is here and also here. benjamin franklin. >> ben franklin is a guy that called for prayer at the constitutional convention. greatest call. he went through scriptures to say we had five weeks of fighting and we need to do praying. gave a passionate call for prayer. washington says they recessed for three days and went to church, william jefferson
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church, in his diary. i have the original prayer they prayed at the convention at the church. franklin does that. after that, he was the governor of pennsylvania. get this. franklin as the governor of pennsylvania came up with a plan to raise church attendance in state of pennsylvania. when is the last time a governor did that? that is franklin. >> glenn: they say he is not religious because the end of his life -- if i'm not mistaken and you know better than i. but he is painted here sitting in a chair because he had kidney stones, gallstones? >> all sorts. plethora of medical -- >> glenn: he was carried. >> carried in. >> glenn: in the chair, because he couldn't stand the pain of walking the cobblestone. >> right. >> glenn: so they carried him in. he was on opium and hated it and tried to get off of it as much as he could because it clouded his mind. it was this point that people began to question him because he was fiercely anti-slaveanti-. >> absolutely. >> glenn: they started questioning his christianity and his sanity, because he was fiercely anti-slavery.
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>> he had written one letter early in life he called himself a diest. but in that dictionary definition does not match-up what we call a diests. back then they believed in god and revolution but wasn't sure of divinity of jesus. that's all we meant. today we turn it into agnostic, atheist. not the same thing. that was one letter. look at the rest of his life. 60 years, supporter of the church. he had a pew in the church. active religiously. not what we call orthodox. >> glenn: he flew a kite in a storm and almost -- >> exactly. >> glenn: we got that. back in a second. @=h
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>> glenn: welcome back. i'm with david barton from wall builders and we're talking about faith. how the truth about the founding of our nation and the found e founders. this is, i mean, when they reprinted this, i don't know maybe ten years ago, i got a copy of it. i never heard of it. i'm a big fan of jefferson. this is so cool. this is the morals of jesus. >> life and morals of jesus. >> glenn: life and morals -- >> of nazareth. >> glenn: jefferson took four languages, goes pill in four languages and he put them side-by-side. you kept it a red letter. >> yeah, he took all the words of jesus and pasted them end to end non-stop to read words of jesus in four languages. >> here is what is interesting. this one was printed in 1904. the life and morals of jesus of nazareth by thomas jefferson and it was printed
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washington, government printing office. 1904. i see it here it's from the house of representatives. >> yes. >> glenn: what is this? >> this was given to every freshman member of congress every election. gong gave it to the freshman members -- congress gave it to the freshman members because they felt it was important to know. jefferson thought it was important and we pass it on to you. >> glenn: when did we stop printing this? >> at the progressive time, 1920s. we moved away from that. >> glenn: unbelievable. david, we are going to phoenix this weekend. judge is going to be with us. he is doing something on charity, basically the constitution. we have david buckner on hope, which is truth. and you are doing faith. our country is facing a time that i haven't seen in my lifetime. because we have all of this
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debt and everything else. and we have a storm coming our way. am i missing any of the fundamental building blocks of our country? faith, hope, charity. faith, truth, charity comes from the individual. live by the law and be good to each other. am i missing anything? >> one word i would use they used repeatedly is the word "duty." you mentioned the guys didn't want to do this. they wanted to be home. patrick henry tried not to be governor four times and he said i have 19 kids, 81 grand kids. i want to be home with the kids and they kept electing him. he says i have a duty to serve. >> glenn: this guy when they knocked on his door to come to the convention said please, find someone else. i think his words were, "have i not served my country enough?" >> right. >> glenn: he didn't want to do it and he certainly didn't want to be president. he didn't even put president on his tombstone. wouldn't you like to find one of those guys to run for
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office or force them in somehow or another? be right back.
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>> glenn: we're with david barton from wall builders and i want to take you to the 20th century, in different
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ways that the government would never be involved. start with this. forest and flames in the bible. the back, here is smoky the bear. please make people careful, amen. smoky the bear is praying. this is bible scripture. >> by department of agriculture in the '60s, showing what the bible says. preserve the forest. >> glenn: this is from world war ii. again, a government-issued poster. this is world war iii. this is the enemy. >> the bible. >> glenn: what is the thinking behind this? >> the nazi forces and the axis of powers coming after our faith, belief, culture. this is built on faith. they were coming after -- >> glenn: truman said this about the soviets, right? >> truman in the speech when he took over the cold war said it's a fight between christian and anti-christianity. that's his official position as president.
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>> glenn: this is to buy war bonds. this comes from a speech of f.d.r. >> it is. >> glenn: progressives, these guys lived it. progressive used it. >> they used it. right. >> glenn: again, another buy bonds from the u.s. government, for peace and security. >> at the bottom, it says the official u.s. treasury poster. i love the fact -- there is the nativity. >> glenn: this one again, the united states treasury department. it looks like world war i. >> joan of arc. >> glenn: world war i? this issed t ed tw woodrow wils. >> it would be that time. >> glenn: what is fascinating to me is i mean woodrow wilson, his father was a preacher. >> he was. that's right. >> glenn: and they knew they had to -- this is why i say you must be very careful about the idea of social
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we have been with david barton, the author of a book i read ten or 15 years ago. it's great. "original intent." he's from wall builders.
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he is joining me in phoenix on saturday. at something we call the american revival. it is the idea of faith, hope and charity. the building blocks of our country. whose face would you add for duty? >> all of them. that's what drove every one of them. they did things they would prefer not to, but it was their duty to do it. we catch the duty as citizens we'll get it restored. not rebuilt, but restored. we have to have the same commitment to do things and take our time because it's the right thing to do. >> see you saturday. tickets are available at glennbeck.com. american revival. use truth as your anvil. and non-violence as your hammer. and anything that doesn't stand the test when it's brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with non-violence reject it. the words of gandhi. from new york, good night, from new york, good night, america.